Skills USA

UVU SkillsUSA Competition

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry leaders working together to help students sharpen their workforce abilities through skills-based competitions every year. If you have developed skills in the areas of criminal justice or forensic science, this would be an excellent opportunity for you to showcase your abilities, promote the UVU name, and gain state and national recognition for yourself.

The criminal justice contest typically involves both a written examination and practical exercises to evaluate your knowledge of the field. The forensic science contest typically involves a written examination and practical exercises in crime scene investigation and other areas. Students from the UVU Criminal Justice Department participate in this prestigious competition every year and have won medals every time!

Matthew Duffin coordinates our CJ student involvement in these events each year, so if you are interested please contact him before it is too late:, 801-863-6896.  

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Competition Dates

National Competition - June 24-28, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky

Next Year: 
Local Competition: First week in March 2020
State Competition: March 26-27, 2020 (tentative) - usually held at Salt Lake Community College
National Competition: June 22 - 26, 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky



Andrew Knight - SKills USA 2018 Skills USA 1 Skills USA 2 Skills USA 32019 National Competition Skills USA

UVU SkillsUSA CJ and CSI Winners

State SkillsUSA Competition

2019 - Chris Elias - CJ Gold

In CJ UVU has won every medal for the last 8 years since starting

In Crime Scene UVU has won most of the medals the last 8 years since starting

National SkillsUSA Competition

2019 - Chris Eilias - CJ Bronze

2018 Andrew Wright - CJ Silver

2015-16 - Chris Chambers - CJ Silver

2014 CSI Silver – Samantha Irving, Alyssa Cueva and Taylor Cabe

2014 Joshua Moody CJ Gold

2014 Jennifer Nakai CJ Gold

2011 James Skinner CJ Gold

2009 Brett Christensen CJ Gold